Books: All that We Say is Ours: Guujaaw and the Reawakening of the Haida Nation (by Ian Gill)

The Tyee – According to Guujaaw, president of the Haida Nation, focusing on the individual is not the Haida way. Hereditary chiefs, elders and citizens of the Haida Nation direct the work of this well-known leader, as well as the work of countless others. So how he ended up as the main character in a new book about Haida efforts to reclaim control over their home archipelago, Haida Gwaii, is vexing to the charismatic artist, drummer and long-time activist.

But for Ian Gill, author of All that We Say is Ours: Guujaaw and the Reawakening of the Haida Nation, his subject’s reluctance to be written about is the only regrettable part of chronicling what he hopes will be a new chapter in Canada’s history.

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Douglas & McIntyre Publishers: “All That We Say Is Ours: Guujaaw and the Reawakening of the Haida Nation” (October 2009).

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